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Sound Agendas Composers’ Conference

 Sound Agendas Composers’ Conference
Summary:Conference for Composers
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Date Posted: 21 December 2017
Details: The University of Sheffield
Friday 27th April – Sunday 29th April 2018

Keynote Speaker: Christopher Fox

The inaugural conference of Sheffield’s Centre for New Music will be a platform for composers sharing music, processes and methods, exchanging ideas about the value of what we do, and contemplating the future. The conference is open to composers in and outside academia and themes are deliberately left open to let composers set the agenda. The conference will be held over two days as the finale to Sheffield ConcertsSound Lab Week (20-28 April) and official launch of the Centre for New Music (CeNMaS) and one-day workshop with the Ligeti Quartet.


Note: all concerts and events are included in the conference fee, including the CeNMaS launch concert on 26th April

THURSDAY 26th APRIL 7.30pm Ligeti Quartet, Sarah Watts concert of works by Sheffield composers and CeNMaS launch, Firth Court, University of Sheffield

FRIDAY 27th APRIL from 10am Ligeti Quartet Workshop, Humanities Research Insititute, University of Sheffield (CALL NOW OPEN)

FRIDAY 27th APRIL 7.30pm Crippled Symmetry – Philip Thomas (piano), Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield

SATURDAY 28th-SUNDAY 29th APRIL (9am-5pm both days) Sound Agendas Composers’ Conference, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield

SATURDAY 28th APRIL 1pm Rare Earth – Lucas Fels (cello) Lunchtime Recital, Firth Court, University of Sheffield (incl.Ferneyhough, Furrer, Ker)

SUNDAY 29th APRIL 3pm Soundings – Sarah Watts (bass clarinet) Afternoon Recital, DINA, 32A-34 Cambridge Street, Sheffield